to accessibility in Maine State Parks
to Accessibility in Maine Historic Sites
Welcome to Maine's Accessible Outdoors!
Maine is a place everyone can enjoy. The Division of Parks
and Public Lands welcomes all visitors to Maine's natural and cultural
wonders. The Division is committed to making our state parks,
historic sites and other public facilities accessible to people
with disabilities and people with special needs.
Each state park or historic site in Maine is unique. Many
park features are accessible to visitors with varying needs
and abilities. In some parks, however, visitors may need the
assistance of a member of their party to access certain features.
Other parks have natural elements, such as steep trails or
rocky beaches, that may be difficult for some people to use.
In addition, weather and other conditions at parks and historic
sites change often. The Division of Parks and Public Lands encourages
visitors to contact parks and historic sites directly to discuss
their individual needs and abilities with experienced staff.
Maine's state parks and historic sites offer a number of
accommodations for people with disabilities and people with
special needs. Among the access features are:
- Reserved parking spaces
- Wheelchair ramps
- Beach wheelchairs
- Hardened surfaces on trails and walkways
- Accessible restrooms
- Roll-in showers
- Benches in showers and changing rooms
- Easy-to-reach campsites
The Division of Parks and Public Lands is continuously improving state
parks and historic sites to provide better access for everyone.
Contact parks and historic sites directly to find out more
about the access features at specific locations.
Service animals are welcome at state parks and historic
sites in Maine.
A Guide to Accessibility
The Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands provides general guidance
for people with disabilities and people with special needs
on the ease of access to state parks, historic sites, and
Each park or historic site is rated for overall ease of access.
||Good access: Most features of the area are accessible
||Limited access: Some features
are accessible; other features may require assistance
||No access: No features are accessible
In addition, the Division offers guidelines on the accessibility
of specific features and amenities at parks and historic sites,
such as parking, rest rooms, campsites, and beaches. These
guidelines are designed primarily for people with mobility